Download N Go "Whale Tales" is a well organized unit study that I found to be enjoyable and engaging. The objective is to put together a lap-book during the week about the topic of study. A comprehensive suggested-reading list is provided, along with links to help the parent find the books. There are also multiple links to help familiarize the parent with the concept of lap-booking.
The study itself was most impressive, making use of multiple forms of media, such as video and links to educational sources which help the child answer questions. The study also includes Bible stories involving the topic -- in this case, Jonah and the Whale – and lessons on creation.
The art activities, interactive media, and comprehension questions are varied in their order to keep the lesson engaging. Each day ends with a fun activity and vocabulary words.
This curriculum is targeted for 4th grade and younger. We have been homeschooling for nine years, and my youngest is in 6th grade, so I was asked to evaluate it from the perspective of teaching an older child. I feel that they got this about right as to the ages they're targeting. While the concept behind this curriculum would work very well with older children, 5th grade and up, the content in this particular lesson is most certainly geared toward the younger ages.
I would definitely recommend this to parents with children in the 4th grade and younger. Not only will the child enjoy learning, the organization and ease of flow will relieve much stress from the parent. I think this would be a great blessing in homes with multiple children close in age.
DNG is offering a coupon code for 20% off multiple packs of these unit studies. The code is: DNG20PKS.
AND... Here's a great contest
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and Amanda Bennett Unit Studies have teamed up to celebrate the successful launch of Download N Go™ with a Sweet Treat Prize Package in The Adventure Begins ... Giveaway!
They're offering one lucky winner the SWEET chance to go EXPLORING this FALL!
The entire FALL curriculum lineup of Download N Go™ (Wow! That's 19 studies!).
A $25 gift certificate to Baskin-Robbins (yummy ice cream).
A $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com (for those back-to-school supplies).
A $15 gift certificate to Starbucks Coffee (a special treat just for the teacher).
A full year's subscription to The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine (encouragement and resources all year long).
A "sweet" blue and brown Homeschooling With Heart tote bag (THE must-have accessory for FALL!).
For more information just click on the icon above! Contest will run May 24 and through June 12!
share this contest on your blog! post this button by using this code:
Please follow along on the blog tour and meet some fellow homeschool moms! Make some new friends! Follow the reviews here!
And don't forget to join the Facebook Fan page to stay in touch with other homeschool moms just like you and keep up on the latest contests and announcements!